Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa
Shaping Qatar’s Creative Future
Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is Chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute and Reach Out to Asia. She is building an exciting creative future for Qatar.
Read an exclusive and candid interview with our Chairperson.
Art, Heritage, Creativity
Through her work at Qatar Museums, Sheikha Al Mayassa connects and amplifies the nation's cultural institutions and heritage sites.
Qatar Museums is 'local first' in its outlook, investing in the people of Qatar as a priority and extending their horizons. It brings international artists to Qatar and showcases local and regional artists to the world. Explore Qatar Museums' purpose here.
Beyond still image with DFI
Film is an important form of creative and cultural expression, perhaps the most important in modern society. It brings people together and moves hearts in a way that is unparalleled. To celebrate moving image, H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa founded the Doha Film Institute. It is dedicated to film appreciation, financing and education. It aims to build a dynamic film industry in Qatar and nurtures regional storytellers.
With culture, community and entertainment at its foundation, the space serves as an all-encompassing film hub. It hosts an annual festival in Katara Cultural Village and workshops for both professionals and amateurs. It is also a resource for the rest of the world, and is entirely global in its scope. Visit the DFI's website to learn more.
Reaching Out to Asia
As well as her domestic focus, H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa believes in providing those in need further afield with quality education. To this end, she serves as the chairperson of Reach Out to Asia. ROTA envisages a world in which all young people have access to the resources they require to realize their potential. Together with partners, ROTA works to ensure that people affected by crisis across Asia have continuous access to high-quality primary and secondary education. Explore ROTA's website for more detail.